How to choose the right escape room

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Escape rooms are a great way to get out of the house, spend time with friends, or team build with co-workers. They are immersive themed rooms that are a great challenge, but with so many options – which room is right for you? Below is a break down of some factors that you should consider before choosing your next escape room.


ESCAPE ROOM DIFFICULTY

The room difficulty will determine the chance of a successful escape for you and your team. It is recommended that if you have not played an escape room before that you start with a ‘BEGINNER’ room. If you have played an escape room or two then you may find yourself more suited to play one of our ‘INTERMEDIATE’ difficulty rooms. Our ‘ADVANCED’ escape rooms are recommended for experienced players who already have a few escape experiences under their belts.


ESCAPE ROOM THEME & TONE

At The Locked Room we have categorized our rooms into three themes to describe the overall tone or intensity of the escape room.

Different types of Locked Room themes and genres

ADVENTURE (LOW INTENSITY)
These escape rooms have stories and themes that are light-hearted in nature. Our adventure themes are typically well lit, bright escape rooms that do not have scary or intense elements. If you are looking to have an escape adventure that is happy-go-lucky and playful look towards this type of room!

ADVENTURE THEMED LOCKED ROOMS INCLUDE: Game Over, The Great Train Heist, Mission: Antarctica, The Heist, Forbidden Temple, Quest for Excalibur

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE (MEDIUM INTENSITY)
These rooms typically have a few moderately intense situations. This can include a broad range of elements but some examples include: a portion of the room being dimly lit or having scarier props in the room. The sounds & music in these rooms also tend to be more suspenseful and the story-lines a little bit darker than our adventure themed rooms. 

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE THEMED LOCKED ROOMS INCLUDE: Mutiny on the High Seas, Sinister Study, Lair of the Minotaur, Prison Break

HORROR (HIGH INTENSITY)
These escape rooms have gory or graphic elements. If fighting through a zombie apocalypse or trying to escape a serial killer’s dungeon is not appealing to you, then these rooms may not be your cup of tea. As with all of our Locked Rooms, we do not have any pop-out scares in the room, but our horror themed rooms have the most intense props & elements out of any of our escape rooms.

HORROR THEMED LOCKED ROOMS INCLUDE: Dead Meat, Captivity


LOCATION

We have 3 Locked Room locations here in Calgary, all of which have free parking.

NORTH EAST: #15, 2015 32 Ave NE (Hangar 403 is located in suite #22 a few doors down)
SOUTH EAST: 
#191, 5330 72 AVE SE
SOUTHLAND: 
#5, 9937 Fairmount Dr SE


AGE OF PLAYERS

Our recommended age for participating in The Locked Room is 12 and over. Younger participants ages 6 and up can play the rooms as long as there at least one adult in the group, however, some of the puzzles or story elements may be confusing to younger children. We recommended ages 14 and up on our horror themed rooms: Captivity & Dead Meat because of the content in these escape rooms.


NUMBER OF PLAYERS

The escape room capacity can be a determining factor for which escape adventure is right for your group. Our escape rooms have maximum capacities that range from 5 to 10 players. Some of our escape rooms require a minimum of either 3 or 4 players in order to complete puzzles in the room.

Click on the room photos below to read the full description of that escape room.


SOUTHLAND LOCATION (9937 Fairmount Dr SE)

SOUTHEAST LOCATION (5330 72 Ave SE #191)

NORTHEAST LOCATION (2015 32nd ave NE)


Click on the room photos above to read additional information on that room.

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